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Baseball Positions On Court

An illustration of the different positions in a baseball game.

Official Positions

1. P: Pitcher. Pitcher is referred to as Position 1.

2. C: Catcher. Catcher is referred to as Position 2.

3. 1B: First Baseman. First Baseman is referred to as Position 3.

4. 2B: Second Baseman. Second Baseman is referred to as Position 4.

5. 3B: Third Baseman. Third Baseman is referred to as Position 5.

6. SS: Shortstop. Shortstop is referred to as Position 6.

7. LF: Left Fielder. Left Fielder is referred to as Position 7.

8. CF: Center Fielder. Center Fielder is referred to as Position 8.

9. RF: Right Fielder. Right Fielder is referred to as Position 9.

Unofficial Positions

Corner Infielder: Refers to a player who is either a First Baseman or a Third Baseman.

Middle Infielder: Refers to a player who is either a Second Baseman or a Shortstop.

Relief Pitcher: A pitcher who enters the game in relief of another pitcher.

Starting Pitcher: A pitcher who starts the game.